Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, Part IV // Back to Southern Gothic Plantation, Murderous Prairie, and The Kardashians in Greek Mythology

Persuasion by Martina Boone ebook, 464 pages Published October 27th 2015 by Simon Pulse ✰✰✰ Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part I // Murder, Gay Royals, and more Murder

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell e-ARC, 351 pages Published June 18th 2019 by Penguin Books ✰✰✰✰.5 A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. […]

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han // Bittersweet, nostalgic, and yet a perfect ending💖

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ebook, 336 pages Published May 2nd 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰.5 Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl […]

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince Holly Black E-book, 384 pages Published January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰ Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than […]

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden // I’m in a glass case of emotions.

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden E-book, 384 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Del Rey ✰✰✰✰✰ (I would give a hundred if I could) Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and […]

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Vengeful by V.E Schwab

Vengeful by V.E Schwab E-book, 592 pages Published September 25th 2018 by Titan Books ✰✰✰✰.5 A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious. Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the […]

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand // Because every Scrooge deserves a second chance…

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand E-book, 416 pages Published October 24th, 2017 by Harper Teen ✰✰✰✰ On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. […]

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